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Lipotec Names New Regional Account Manager

August 2, 2013

The Lubrizol Corporation: hired Reema Shah as regional account manager in the US East Coast for its Lipotec subsidiary, as part of its skin care strategy. Shah’s primary responsibility will be the continual development of Lipotec peptides and marine-based cosmetic ingredients in the region.

Shah has broad sales and technical experience with top-notch specialty raw materials in the US personal care industry, according to the company. 


The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): reports that Dr. F. Alan Andersen has retired. Dr. Lillian Gill, former deputy director of CIR, was appointed as the next director of CIR, an independent, non-profit panel of scientific and medical experts that assesses the safety of cosmetic ingredients used in the US.

Andersen joined the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1971 as a researcher studying the genotoxic effects of radiation after completing his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Penn State.

After more than 22 years in numerous leadership roles at the FDA, Andersen joined the CIR as director. He is a past president of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), an organization promoting the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines for clinical testing. He has served on the board of directors of the Penn State Graduate School Alumni Association and as the president of the Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association.

Gill has served as deputy director since 2011. Prior to joining the CIR, she served as the senior associate director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and was a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Gill served on the boards of directors at the American Association of Medical Instrumentation and the CLSI and on the Boards of Examiners for the VA (Robert Carey Performance Excellence Award Program) and the University of Maryland (Maryland Performance Excellence Awards Program).

Gill also has significant international experience as the lead of delegation (FDA) for the Memorandum of Agreement with the State FDA of China, and the Head of Delegation (US) for the Global Harmonization Task Force Steering Committee. Gill’s extensive experience with FDA has also included leadership positions as Acting Director in FDA’s Device Center’s science and engineering laboratories, Director of the Office of Compliance, and in the Office of the Center Director.


NSF International: invited Jack Corley, Symrise PureScents, to serve as a representative for the fragrance and cosmetics industry. He will support the committee with his technical guidance on NSF related issues.

Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD): welcomed Bioelements chief operation officer Terry Schatz as a new member of the board of directors. Schatz was hand-selected to join the board, valued for his years of experience in the field of professional skin care manufacturing. As a member, Schatz will offer his time and advice in a variety of topics to help member companies be successful.

SeneGence International’s: non-profit organization, The Make Sense Foundation, named new additions to the board of directors—independent distributors Toni Jo Artz and Kelly Robertson, vice president of marketing Kirsten Aguilar and director of distributor development Leslie Boyd-Bradley. As directors on the board, Aguilar and Boyd-Bradley’s duties include marketing the foundation, promoting and participating at events and fundraisers, aiding in the determination of allocation of funds, selecting other organizations to collaborate with and handling donations.

The Lindal Group: appointed Gonzalo Frejenal to the position of managing director of Lindal Argentina. Based in Buenos Aires, he has extensive experience in business-to-business market development and deep knowledge of the regional plastics industry. He worked most recently with Bericap–Inesa S.A., as business unit manager for this worldwide plastics closure manufacturer. Previously, Frejenal was regional sales manager for Sicpa Argentina S.A., and was commercial and project manager for Amcor PET Packaging de Argentina S.A. 
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